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  1. John Lackey on Nelson Cruz: “Not even going to comment … I’ve got nothing to say about him”

    Jul 6, 2014, 9:32 AM EST

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    A frustrated John Lackey directed his anger toward Nelson Cruz and his 2013 PED suspension after the Red Sox fell back to nine games under .500 in the second half of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Orioles. Key word in this post: convenient.

  2. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Jul 6, 2014, 8:58 AM EST

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    Aaron Harang was far from dominant and Andrelton Simmons made a rare pair of bad errors at shortstop, but the Braves produced 10 runs on 14 hits Saturday to beat the Diamondbacks. It was the ninth win in a row for Atlanta — the top dog in the National League East by 1 1/2 games.

  3. Carlos Gonzalez cleared for live batting practice

    Jul 2, 2014, 11:41 PM EST

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    Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez is on track in his recovery from surgery to remove a tumor from his left index finger and will take live batting practice for the first time Thursday.

  4. Mookie Betts slugs his first major league home run

    Jul 2, 2014, 10:39 PM EST

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    Red Sox prospect Mookie Betts hit a fifth-inning two-run shot over Fenway Park’s Green Monster for his first major league homer on Wednesday night against the Cubs …

  5. Brandon Belt on track to be activated Friday

    Jul 2, 2014, 10:15 PM EST

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    Giants skipper Bruce Bochy told beat writer Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com on Wednesday that first baseman Brandon Belt is on track to be activated from the disabled list for Friday night’s series opener against the Padres at Petco Park.

  6. VIDEO: Josh Hamilton robs Gordon Beckham of a homer

    Jul 2, 2014, 9:28 PM EST

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    Watch as Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton battles the rain to rob White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham of a first-inning solo home run Wednesday night in Chicago …

  7. Cliff Lee cleared to begin rehab assignment on Sunday

    Jul 2, 2014, 8:33 PM EST

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    Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee threw 60 pitches in a three-inning simulated game on Tuesday afternoon and he woke up Wednesday morning without any abnormal physical issues. So he’s moving on to the next big step in his recovery from a left elbow strain.

  8. VIDEO: Rockies turn a gorgeous double play

    Jul 2, 2014, 7:42 PM EST

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    D.J. LeMahieu and Troy Tulowitzki teamed up for one of the most aesthetically-pleasing double plays you’ll ever see in the first inning Wednesday evening at Nationals Park …

  9. Padres considering Kim Ng for GM opening; would be first female GM in any major sport

    Jul 2, 2014, 6:55 PM EST

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    MLB vice president of baseball operations Kim Ng is under consideration for another general manager opening — this time with the San Diego Padres. She would be the first female GM in any major sport.

  10. Joe Mauer exits game with strained left oblique

    Jul 1, 2014, 11:19 PM EST

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    From MLB.com’s Rhett Bollinger comes word that Twins first baseman Joe Mauer made an early exit from Tuesday night’s game against the Royals after suffering a strained left oblique muscle. Most oblique strains need 2-3 weeks of rest and rehab, so Mauer is presumably headed to the 15-day disabled list.

  11. Rick Porcello throws second consecutive shutout

    Jul 1, 2014, 10:04 PM EST

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    Tigers righty Rick Porcello didn’t record a shutout over the first 163 starts of his major league career. Now he has two shutouts in the past six days.

  12. Everth Cabrera diagnosed with left hamstring strain

    Jul 1, 2014, 9:28 PM EST

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    From Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune comes word that Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera has been diagnosed with a strained left hamstring and could be headed to the 15-day disabled list.

  13. Angel Pagan re-injured his lower back

    Jul 1, 2014, 8:35 PM EST

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    Angel Pagan had been hoping to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday for the Giants’ series opener against the visiting Cardinals, but Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports that the center fielder experienced a setback involving the bulging disc in his lower back Monday while running.

  14. Victor Martinez out again Tuesday with side discomfort

    Jul 1, 2014, 7:43 PM EST

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    Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez had to be scratched from Monday’s series opener against the Athletics due to soreness in his back and side and he is also sitting out on Tuesday night in Detroit.

  15. VIDEO: Jose Abreu takes the major league lead in home runs and RBI with three-run blast

    Jul 1, 2014, 7:18 PM EST

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    Watch as White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu takes the major league lead in both home runs and RBI with this three-run homer Tuesday afternoon against the Angels …

  16. Cliff Lee throws three-inning simulated game, could be ready for a minor league rehab start

    Jul 1, 2014, 6:22 PM EST

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    Cliff Lee threw a successful three-inning simulated game on Tuesday and could be ready for a minor league rehab assignment.

  17. VIDEO: Wilin Rosario hits a “little league home run”

    Jun 29, 2014, 5:22 PM EST

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    Watch as the Brewers’ sluggish infielders turn a routine grounder from Wilin Rosario into a three-run swing in Sunday afternoon’s series finale at Milwaukee’s Miller Park …

  18. Sergio Romo removed from Giants’ closer role

    Jun 29, 2014, 4:37 PM EST

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    Giants manager Bruce Bochy announced Sunday afternoon — as relayed by Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle — that right-hander Sergio Romo has been stripped of the club’s closer gig. The Giants plan to use a committee for a while.

  19. Hanley Ramirez out Sunday due to calf issue

    Jun 29, 2014, 3:43 PM EST

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    Hanley Ramirez returned to the Dodgers’ starting lineup on Saturday night after missing four straight games due to irritation around the A/C joint in his right shoulder, but he tweaked his left calf in the second inning and is on the bench for Sunday’s series finale against the visiting Cardinals.

  20. Kenley Jansen celebrates the Netherlands’ late Round of 16 World Cup victory over Mexico

    Jun 29, 2014, 2:59 PM EST

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    Holland beat Mexico in the 94th minute Sunday in the Round of 16 and Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, a native of Curacao in the Dutch Caribbean, added a little flair to the Los Angeles dugout afterward …

  21. Chris Owings lands on disabled list with shoulder injury

    Jun 29, 2014, 2:15 PM EST

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    From MLB.com’s Steve Gilbert comes word that the Diamondbacks have placed shortstop Chris Owings on the 15-day disabled list because of a left shoulder injury. Nick Ahmed had his contract purchased from Triple-A Reno in a corresponding 25-man roster move.

  22. Justin Masterson (knee) cleared to return to Indians’ rotation Tuesday versus the Dodgers

    Jun 29, 2014, 1:21 PM EST

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    Justin Masterson had to be scratched from his last turn in the Indians’ starting rotation because of soreness in his right knee — something that has bothered him off and on throughout this season. But he threw a successful bullpen session Saturday and has been cleared to start Tuesday at home against the Dodgers.

  23. A’s lose Josh Reddick to another knee injury

    Jun 29, 2014, 12:38 PM EST

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    Josh Reddick was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning after straining his right knee in the A’s defeat of the Marlins on Saturday.

  24. Marlins activate Christian Yelich from the disabled list

    Jun 29, 2014, 11:45 AM EST

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    Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich has been activated from the disabled list after missing exactly 15 days because of a back strain.

  25. Mike Napoli calls Masahiro Tanaka an “idiot” after hitting go-ahead ninth-inning home run

    Jun 29, 2014, 10:59 AM EST

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    Mike Napoli took a verbal jab at Yankees rookie ace Masahiro Tanaka when he reached the Red Sox dugout after his go-ahead ninth-inning home run on Saturday night in New York.

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